Sunday, September 22, 2013

Called To Stay: A Book Review

About The Book:


Will You Stay?
Caleb Breakey prays to God you do.
In Called to Stay Breakey takes a refreshingly honest look at the church, the problem of Millennials leaving, and the stark reality of why the church desperately needs them. He holds nothing back as he unleashes an ambitious rallying cry to heal the church and inject his generation’s desire for truth, passion, and conviction into other believers.
Caleb knows that answering the challenge of his own generation leads to a transformed church.
And a changed church can change the world.

You can read an excerpt of this book online here, in PDF format


About The Author:

Caleb Breakey is a former journalist and author of Called to Stay. Caleb is a frequent conference speaker with a sincere passion to lead, challenge, and inspire others in discussions about relationships, the church, and radically following Jesus. He lives in Washington State with his wife, Brittney.

You can find out more information about Caleb and Called to Stay online here

My Review:

If you have watched Christian news reports recently, you are well aware of the studies that are being done on Millenials leaving the church, and the ideas about why. Well, author Caleb Breakey has come up with his own thoughts on the subject in his new release, Called To Stay.

The book is written in a very conversational style, making it feel like I was listening to him speak in a small, intimate setting like a small group, or small lecture theatre. It was well written and will appeal to mostly readers in the 20-30 year old age range. I really liked the fluidity I found through the book, and the reminder that instead of just leaving the church in general, or a specific congregation, we need to stay and make changes from within the church itself, so it can become that which God designed church to be. 

The book is strong scripturally, and each chapter includes ways to respond and interact through social media, videos and more. I enjoyed the interview at the end of the book with the author as well as the list of "tweetable" quotes that was included. Perfect for those of us who love social media. It would actually be a great book to go through with a young adult small group or Sunday School setting.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Called To Stay at your favorite bookseller from Harvest House Publishers, as well as online through Amazon

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Harvest House Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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